I was hopeful that Parkland would spark people to take action, but I also knew the road ahead would be hard.
A five-gallon bucket of river stones will be kept inside each classroom and students can throw the stones at armed shooters in case of a sudden attack, says a Pennsylvania superintendent who was ideating on how to protect students from gun violence, according to a BBC report.
"There's been a lot of remberance in the past month, but we have to ask ourselves, 'Why do we keep remembering?'", said Allen Liu, a senior at the McCallie School and one of the leaders of Chattanooga Students Leading Change.
"They like to believe we're puppets; they like to believe that we're being controlled by someone else because. they don't want to believe that human beings have this power because if they have this power then they might not need a gun", Deitsch said.
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and U.S. Sen. Bump stocks were used by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock to kill 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in recent United States history. Nikolas Cruz as since been charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths, and Florida lawmakers have passed laws to raise the buying age for all guns to 21 and bolster school security. Metal detectors at school entrances may have to become the new normal for suburban districts.
Nate Riedy of Hellam holds a sign that reads 'Romans 14:19, ' a Biblical reference which Riedy says means "doing everything you can to seek after peace".
Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the US, the American Public Health Association notes. I see the friends I went to school with, my parents' colleagues, my public school teachers and track coaches.
The bus of Excel students was one of many loaded with kids across the city, as bus after bus began the journey - from Mondawmin Mall and Patterson Park, Lake Clifton and Cherry Hill.
"We are not the future of our country, we are the country", she said. "I realized if we don't start now, it's never going to happen".
"I think if we can get some turnover in Congress with people who understand the importance of comprehensive gun legislation, that would be something we could tangibly look towards", Ilavarsan said. Beyond major cities, they will include demonstrations in Las Vegas, where a gunman killed 58 people at a country music festival past year; in Parkland, home to Stoneman Douglas; and in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where the community is marking the 20th anniversary of a middle school shooting that left four students and a teacher dead.